I just picked up what I believe to be a Polaroid CU-5. I have a couple questions.
1.What is the focusing distance for this camera?
2. is it any good?
3. Should I hack it and if so any ideas on where to start?
It does have a nice Rodenstock lens on it.
a rodenstock lens is quite unusual, normally they have tominon lenses. it's made for (very) close-up photography. the easiest way to focus is via the use of close-up frames which attach to the front. you can change the ratio by adding one or more multipliers and then the according frame.
you can easily make a pinhole camera from the body and the rodenstock lens could be used to hack an automatic pack 100 camera. there is a recent thread about this on this forum.
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Take a look on attached pdf. It is a unusual and nice camera. Please share some photos of the camera, and also photo of the lens.
Last edited by darkosaric; 04-04-2014 at 04:05 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Thanks for the information. I looked at the thread you mentioned and I might give that a shot. I have a Polaroid 210 laying around somewhere that I could use.
After i posted last night I kept googling and I was able to find some CU-5's that were close to what I have in appearance but nothing that matched the lens and one thing that puzzles me is I can see where a ring flash should be but the "housing" is empty. Or so it looked.
I will post some pictures tonight.
Also, thanks for the welcome.
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